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Steelers' Townsend charged with assault in bar fight

Deshea Townsend Townsend

PITTSBURGH -- A lawyer for Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback
Deshea Townsend says his client wasn't involved in a barroom brawl
as police allege.

Townsend is charged with simple assault, accused of
participating in a fight in the early hours of Friday at a
Pittsburgh nightclub.

Police say it began when a man argued with practice squad member
Raymond Burgess, who's also charged. But Burgess also says Townsend
was in another part of the club.

However, police say Burgess and Townsend both hit the man,
leaving him with a cut over his eye and a bloody lip.